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Cortinarius clandestinus

Habitat: Western conifer forests, extending from lower elevations into the higher mountains

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Cortinarius clandestinus typically is medium-sized with thin and somewhat fragile flesh, and slender equal or slightly clavate stipe. The golden olive cap is dry and covered with dark brown to dark olive-brown, fibrillose scales, and the edge may be yellowish olive from veil fibrils at first. The flesh of the cap and stipe is yellowish to olive-yellow or somewhat darker when fresh, and usually has a radish odor. The gills are close, pale to yellowish or olive tinted, and become orange-brown when mature. The stipe typically is covered with light greenish yellow to yellowish veil fibrils and often has a slight ring-zone.

Accepted Name:
Cortinarius clandestinus Kauffman

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cortinarius clandestinus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Cortinarius clandestinus photos.

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